Meet Herschel “Woody” Williams, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient, who did the coin flip at SBLII.
President Harry Truman awarded Williams the Medal of Honor after he walked ahead of his infantry’s tanks in Iwo Jima to clear the path with a flamethrower (!) while taking enemy gunfire.
The 94-year-old WWII veteran was very excited to be on the field at the game and a part of the Super Bowl festivities.
That’s what made this so hard… THE COIN DIDN’T FLIP.
But the internet did what the internet sometimes doesn’t do best: It reacted with grace.
We still love you Woody.